George Canguilhem and transhumanism: a Confrontation

  1. Francisco Vázquez García 1
  2. Daniel Toscano López 2
  1. 1 Professor of Philosophy, University of Cádiz, Spain.
  2. 2 Faculty of Medicine, Center for Bioethics / Observatory of Bioethics and Law, Universidad delDesarrollo, Chile
Journal:
Rundschau

ISSN: 0012-0413

Year of publication: 2021

Volume: 119

Issue: 6

Pages: 79-103

Type: Article

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Metrics

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.022
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.022
  • Article influence score: 0.006
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 144/144 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2021
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.159
  • Best Quartile: Q3
  • Area: Law Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 506/874
  • Area: Food Science Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 268/363
  • Area: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 279/380

CIRC

  • Social Sciences: B

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2021
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 0.2
  • Area: Law Percentile: 18
  • Area: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Percentile: 7
  • Area: Food Science Percentile: 6

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2021
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.02
  • Best Quartile: Q4
  • Area: FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 164/165

Abstract

In this paper, which is metaphilosophical and not historiographic, it is about finding in GeorgesCanguilhem's work valid elements to elaborate a critique of transhumanist ideology. The originalityof Canguilhem's proposal resides first of all in placing himself outside the field of bioethics, optinginstead for a biological philosophy or a philosophy of medicine. Secondly, it maintains a"technophilic" position, which roots technique in the normative movement of life. Finally,Canguilhem defends a non-essentialist conception of life, understood as contingent variation and asan evaluative activity.